These Cranberry Brie Bites are as delicious for a date night in as they are for a holiday gathering. And the best part? They’re incredibly simple to make!
Back when I waited tables at a high-end steakhouse, I developed a pretty decent obsession with baked brie.
We served it all warm and gooey with a sugary walnut topping, fresh fruit and grilled bread.
I could seriously eat it every single day for dinner and never tire of it.
CRANBERRY BRIE BITES WITH CRESCENT ROLLS
You know when I make you guys a recipe promise, I’m going to make good on that.
Today I’m adding to the list of easy appetizer recipes for you to keep in your back pocket with these Cranberry Brie Bites.
You only need a few things to make these delicious little bites:
- A tube of crescent roll dough
- Cubes of brie cheese
- Cranberry sauce
I actually kind of love crescent rolls. Anyone else? I mean, they’re great on their own (no shame), but they are also pretty great in recipes.
I love combining the buttery crescent dough with tangy brie cheese and tart cranberry sauce for these little bites.
They’re fancy enough for a holiday gathering but easy enough to make for a date night in or a movie night with your friends.
HOW TO MAKE THESE CRANBERRY BRIE BITES
Start by cutting the brie into small pieces. You’ll need about 4 ounces of brie for this – for me, that was half of a wheel.
Use the other half to make a second batch of these bites or melt it into a grilled cheese.
Set the brie aside and unroll your crescent rolls. Gently press the seams together and cut the dough into 18 rectangles.
Press each piece of dough into the cup of a mini muffin tin. Add one of the pieces of brie and top with a teaspoon of cranberry sauce.
After about 10 minutes in the oven, the crescent dough will be golden brown, the brie will be melty, and the cranberry sauce will be bubbly.
Basically, they’ll be absolute perfection. Just try to let them cool long enough to not burn your mouth before you inhale them!
VARIATIONS ON THIS RECIPE
For me, the combination of crescent dough, brie, and cranberries is pretty hard to beat, especially during the holidays.
But there are a few ways you could change this recipe up if you’d like.
Don’t have crescent roll dough on hand? Try using puff pastry instead.
Don’t like brie? Use cubes of cream cheese!
Not into cranberry sauce? These bites would be delicious with blackberry jam instead.
A plate full of Cranberry Brie Bites, a mug full of wassail, and a cozy blanket on the couch with my family is about all I could possibly want this holiday season.
Cranberry Brie Bites
- Mini muffin pan
- 1 tube crescent rolls 8 ounces
- 4 oz brie cheese
- ⅓ cup homemade cranberry sauce
- Preheat oven to 375 F.
- Unroll the crescent rolls and gently press the seams together. Cut the dough into 18 rectangles. Place each rectangle into a cup of a mini muffin tin. Do not worry if the dough does not go up all sides of the cup.
- Cut the brie into 18 small pieces. Place a piece into each of the dough-filled muffin cups. Top each with about a teaspoon of cranberry sauce.
- Bake for 10-12 minutes or until the dough is golden brown and the cheese and cranberry sauce are bubbly.
- Immediately remove the bites from the muffin tin. Serve warm.